We are proud to announce The San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects for 2012. Peter Friberg has been studying minor league and amateur baseball players for nearly 10 years and has been writing about Padres minor leaguers for approximately eight. Peter has compiled his top 30 prospects in the Padres system for 2012, we are now into the top 10, continuing with #5 Joseph Wieland
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2011 San Diego Padres Top 30 Prospects
6. Joseph Wieland, RHP, 6’3” 180, Born: January 21, 1990
Good: Wieland was a guy who always put up solid numbers but was known as a command/control guy because his velocity topped out an ordinary 90-91. In the last year or two, Joe picked up a few ticks and now touches 93-94. Fortunately, his new-found velocity has not come at the expense of his control (21 walks in 155.2 innings). Before the velocity spike, Wieland was thought of as a #4 starter. Now he profiles as a #2-3.
Bad: While Wieland had ...